Sunday, October 26, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

Pumpkins make great vessels for your fall flowers. They're festive and pretty. All you need is a pumpkin (carved & cleaned), a container small enough to fit inside your pumpkin and flowers!

happy arranging & happy National Pumpkin Day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

Donuts that taste like pumpkin pie...need I say more?!

Pumpkin Donuts
2 cups flour
1/2 packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, soften

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non stick spray.

2) Stir all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl; add pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, and softened butter. Mix until combined, spoon batter into a donut pan.

3) Bake until donuts spring back when touched, 8 to 10 minutes.

1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix confectioners' sugar, melted butter, water, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Dip warm donuts into the glaze and let any excess glaze drip back into bowl before placing glazed donut on a cooling rack.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkins are ubiquitous this time of year (and I love it). For all you pumpkin lovers out there, now you can have the taste of fall for breakfast (or anytime) with these delicious pumpkin pancakes!

Stuff You'll Need:
1 1/4 cup flour| 1/4 cup sugar| 2 tsp. baking powder| 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon| 1/4 ground nutmeg

1 cup milk| 1/2 cup pumpkin puree| 1 egg (beaten)| 1 Tbp. vegtable oil

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl

2. Whisk milk, pumpkin, egg, and oil together in a bowl. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

3. Heat a buttered griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 1 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 1 minute more. Repeat with remaining batter.

Devour your pumpkin stack!

DIY Pumpkin Party Hats

Throw a spook-tacular Halloween party with these diy pumpkin party hats!

Stuff You'll Need:
For party hat tutorial go here!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Woodland + Storybook Inspired 1st Birthday

I can't believe it's been a year already! My little girl's 1st birthday soiree was inspired by a combination of woodland critters and children's fairy tales (two of her favorite things). The party was set at my in-law's gorgeous property, the perfect backdrop to a whismical woodland bash, complete with a toddler friendly pool- it was 97 degrees!  It was the perfect intimate celebration with family, food and birthday cake!
Best. Day. Ever!
Invitations by tinyprints.

Cutlery in paper sacks stamped w/ a custom handmade stamp 
and place cards tied to fresh rosemary sprigs from my in-law's garden.

These lanterns doubled as table centerpieces and favors for each household to take home.

I made a teeny tiny vanilla "smash" cake for the birthday girl
and a simple double chocolate cake for the guests.

Guests also munched on caramel corn and mini caramel apples.

Custom poster w/ Emma's 1st year stats. (Infograph)
Happy birthday darling girl! Love you to the moon & back!

Styling/Photography/Design: me
Venue: Wood House
Custom Handmade Stamp: Monica Nazareno
Tassel Garland/Crown/Infograph: me
Lanterns: Ikea
Emma's Dress: Gap